Sikule language

Wali Banuah
Native to Indonesia
Region Aceh, Sumatra
Native speakers
(undated figure of 20,000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 skh
Glottolog siku1242[2]

The Sikule language (also called Sibigo, Sigulai, Ageumeui, or Wali Banuah) is spoken on Simeulue island off the western coast of Sumatra in Indonesia.[3]

Sikule is spoken in Alafan district, on the western end of Simeulue island. It is apparently related to the Nias language.[4] Ethnologue lists Lekon and Tapah as dialects.[1]

See also


  1. 1 2 Sikule at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Sikule". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. Tsunami 1907: Early Interpretation and its Development

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